Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Improving Background Checks for Direct Support Professionals

VOR supports a well-trained, well-paid workforce of healthcare professionals to care for our loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). A fully coordinated nationwide program for background checks for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) would be essential to protecting individuals with I/DD while improving the quality and integrity of long-term caregivers.

VOR's position paper supporting National Background Checks is available here.

The State of Ohio offers an example of a good, thorough system of background checks, including schedules for pre- and post- hire of Direct Support Professionals. Click here for information